Chernobyl and the fire next time — Counterpunch

Although this article by John LaForge primarily details reports of radiation fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, it interestingly notes that “the US government halted its emergency water and air radiation monitoring on the West Coast two months after the start of Fukushima’s three explosions and meltdowns.” This article is a good reminder that nuclear meltdowns cannot be contained and that radioactive fallout is redistributed by forest fires and precipitation for centuries after an accident occurs.

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